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Posted November 30, 2017

Why Finance Reform Is A Must For SC Education

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Ellen Weaver, President of Palmetto Promise Institute, recently testified before the South Carolina House Education Reform Committee on the critical need to reform South Carolina’s broken education funding system. Her remarks previewed groundbreaking research commissioned by Palmetto Promise and performed by Dr. Rebecca… Read More
Posted September 22, 2017

4 Ways To Fix SC’s Broken Education Funding System

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Palmetto Promise Institute has long been an advocate to Fund Students and Fix Systems. This week, Dr. Barbara Stock Nielsen, South Carolina’s first Republican Superintendent of Education, testified to a South Carolina House Ways and Means subcommittee about four key ideas to… Read More
Posted July 26, 2017

The End Of Average

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Is there such a thing as an “average” child? As parents of multiple children can attest, even those born within the same family differ dramatically in personality, aptitudes and interests! But the way we approach public education all too often is still… Read More
Posted July 21, 2017

People Are Different. Thankfully, so are schools.

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org People are different. Everyone has different attitudes, different motivations, different competencies, and different personalities. It does not take long before a notion of “human sameness” is recognized as far from reality. Thankfully, as people are different, so are schools – because one… Read More
Posted May 19, 2017

Wren Report: Accountability Lives

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Though the General Assembly has adjourned for the year, we are glad to report that one of Palmetto Promise Institute’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 legislative session is still in play. Here’s a very quick background. According to a new federal law,… Read More
Posted April 24, 2017

S.622 Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org S. 622A BILLTO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ESTABLISH THE “EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT ACT” BY ADDING CHAPTER 8 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE A CITATION, TO STATE THE PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, TO… Read More
Posted April 11, 2017

Money Doesn’t Translate Into Student Results

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org South Carolina students once led Florida students in key education metrics according to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Not anymore. The monumental shift occurred more than a decade ago, but while Florida continues to implement innovative education reforms aimed at… Read More
Posted March 6, 2017

Meet Ta’Shaun Harris

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Legacy Charter School stands as a beacon of hope for students in Greenville’s struggling Sterling neighborhood. Housed in the historic Parker High School, Legacy was founded to provide a “quality, rigorous, and relevant educational program leading to college graduation” and to empower “under-served… Read More
Posted March 3, 2017

Education Choice’s Battleground

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org The road to more education choice for South Carolinians goes through downtown Washing…. Er… Columbia! Even as education choice advocates across the country celebrate the distinct new direction of the federal Department of Education, the real victories are happening on the state… Read More
Posted January 26, 2017

Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Joe Wilson Address My S.C. Education Rally (VIDEO)

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org U.S. Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Joe Wilson address students at My S.C. Education Rally and talk about School Choice.   Senator Tim Scott   Congressman Joe Wilson… Read More